8 Wedding Memorial Ideas to Honor Departed Loved Ones
Still among the most classic and beautiful wedding memorial ideas is setting up a memorial table at your ceremony and/or reception topped with photographs of the loved one(s) you want to honor.
Consider having your florist decorate the table with flowers and candles, or bring in personalized signs and any personal keepsakes to celebrate those you’re honoring.
#1 - A Decorated Memorial Table
Placing a gorgeous wreath, a touching reserved sign, personal keepsake, or even a single rose on the seats your loved one(s) would have occupied at the ceremony is another thoughtful wedding memorial idea.
#2 - This Seat is Reserved
If you have the space for it, releasing lighted lanterns, balloons, or doves in honor of your loved one is something truly magnificent.
There is something so magical about seeing things floating or flying into the sky.
What better way to memorialize someone you’ve loved and lost?
#3 - Take to the Sky
Candles have long been among the most traditional wedding memorial ideas.
Weddings offer so many ways you can light a memorial candle.
You can include a candle lighting in your ceremony in memory of your loved one, or light a candle in the reception and have a moment of silence.
#4 - Let There Be Light
There are some beautiful memorial candle plaques or even custom-made memorial candles you can have made with your loved one’s favorite quote, their name, and so much more.
#4 - Let There Be Light
If your loved one had a favorite poem, reading, or story, the ceremony or reception is a great time to recite it.
Whether you do so yourself or you have someone else recite it for you, this is a lovely wedding memorial idea that is sure to touch the hearts of every guest.
#5 - Once Upon a Time
Securing small cameos with your loved ones’ photos to your bouquet or the inside of your suit jacket is one of my absolute favorite wedding memorial ideas.
This allows you to keep your loved one(s) with you the whole day, in your hands and close to your heart.
#6 - Heirlooms & Cameos
You could consider serving a signature drink named after your loved one that was a favorite of theirs, or a customized menu item, such as “Grandma’s Apple Tart”, that they loved or were known for.
This is a unique wedding memorial idea that is sure to bring your guests down Memory Lane in the midst of all the fun wedding day activities!
#7 - Significant Edibles
Dancing to a song (or songs) in your loved one’s honor is one of the sweetest ways to memorialize them.
If they had a favorite song or a song that you always makes you think of them, that’s one to add to the list during the reception.
This will create another nice moment to remember them and celebrate your big day at the same time.
#8 - Dance the Night (or Day) Away
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